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I regularly get emails from people who want us to port VHBL to this or that game, or people who contact me with a game crash but don’t know where to take it from here. PSP (usermode) exploits used to be seen as voodoo magic, and doable only by an elite of hackers, until I started writing tutorials on how to do it, back in 2009. Finding an exploit in a PSP game requires brains, lots of free time, and minimal programming knowledge, but is nowhere as complex as most people think. The techniques to find them used to be a secret, not that hackers in those days thought it was a secret to be kept, but because nobody ever took the time to write the process down in a user-friendly way.

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Two weeks ago we started the most Epic giveaway ever done on the scene: a huge Easter Egg Hunt with a total of $1000 in PSN Codes to be found on our website. Up to $250 could be found so far in various pages of our site. All of the PSN Codes so far have been claimed, and we revealed their locations in this thread on /talk

Today, I will hide an additional $250 in 25 eggs, pushing our total to $500. Although I have removed some of the already claimed eggs from the site, a few are still remaining, so to be clear, there might be more than 25 Easter eggs on the site, but some of them have been claimed last week. As for last week, the Eggs can be found in the following places: CF5J

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Every month we publish a list of the best Vita and PSP homebrews as voted by our community over the previous month. You can add your own homebrews to our /downloads Database, and vote for your favorite ones. This doesn’t require any login.

This month’s votes feature a nice balance of emulators, utilities, and homebrew games:

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Even though it’s only been targeting the PSP emulator so far, the Vita scene has been pretty lively over the past 2 years. With about 20 exploits released over the past 24 months, including 2 major “eCFW” releases (one around Christmas 2012, the other one in December last year), believe it or not, the Vita scene is actually releasing more exploits than the PSP scene used to, which is unfortunately the result of these exploits being such short-lived…

To counter the hack, Sony typically remove the exploited games within 48h of our announcements. To mitigate that, we announce the exploits secretly to our community through a process we call “ninja releases“.

For the people on 3.10 or 3.12 who are not lucky enough to have access to the latest VHBL exploit (JP only, up to firmware 3.12!), the question most people want to be answered now is if and when the next exploit will be released.

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Last week we started the most Epic giveaway ever done on the scene: a huge Easter Egg Hunt with a total of $1000 in PSN Codes to be found on our website. Up to $100 could be found so far in various pages of our site, and I revealed all the locations of the 10 Eggs in this article.

In the hours to come, I will be hiding an additional $150 in 15 eggs, pushing our total to $250. To be clear, this means there will be 25 eggs on the site, 10 of which have been claimed by now, and 15 new ones. Similar to last week, the Eggs can be found in the following places:

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Hey people! As you probably know by now, we’re having an Easter Egg Hunt here at wololo.net, and will be giving away a total of $1000 in PSN codes, concluding the Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday (4/20) with a bang. We’ve hidden $100 worth of “Easter Eggs” so far. Did you find them? Here’s where they could be found:

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(Update: yeah, as many of you guessed, that was our obligatory April Fool’s of the year. The site being down for 8 hours on the other hand… that wasn’t part of the plan) I am getting the question a lot these days: Acid_Snake has been banned from our forum and people want to understand why.

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Hey people, April is coming soon, and it is bringing the Easter Bunny with it. I have been thinking for a while of a nice contest to have with a cool prize in it. Homebrew contests are great (I did organize a huge homebrew contest back in 2011 with insane cash prizes) but difficult and long to organize. They also are restricted to developers.

With Easter coming soon, I had the opportunity to start a fun and simple contest that everyone can take part in: We’re going to hide easter “eggs” on the website. The Eggs will not be made of chocolate (mostly because sending chocolate through the intertubes could damage our server and reduce your internet speed), but they will contain PSN Codes.

And because I didn’t want this contest to be only fun, but also epic, we are giving away not $50, not $100, but $1000 in PSN Codes!

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Amazon regularly do massive discounts on selected video games and gaming accessories.

Today’s offer is a 28% discount on South Park, the Stick of truth (all platforms, including the PS3).
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Developer Red-EyeX32 just released a tool to extract the .TRP files from the PS4.

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Hey people, as you may or may not know, we are giving away $60 in a Tutorial contest for your favorite consoles: PSP, PS Vita, PS3, and PS4. Each one of the consoles is associated to a contest. The Best Tutorial/guide for each device will win respectively:

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For some strange reason, an old Vita SDK Leak from 2012 resurfaced today on a few scene websites.

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The latest PS4 update 1.62 was just silently released by Sony. If you were expecting some huge improvement over some specific feature or game, you’re probably up for some disappointment, as the only advertised change is the following:

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When I was a kid, buying a game was a very, very big deal. We don’t all have the same story, but when I was in high school in France a PC game would easily cost 350 francs. (that was roughly $50, and taking inflation into account that would represent about $75 today). My parents would give me 100 francs a month (taking inflation into account, that would be about $20) to buy comic books, music, movies, snacks, drinks, etc… It meant that if I wanted to play 3 (3!) video games a year, I basically had to give up on all other types of entertainment (including going out with friends, etc…) for the whole year. Christmas was kind of the only real way to get video games, but even then, given their prices, it was pretty rare to actually get one (that, and my parents didn’t like video games anyway, so it was tough to get them to consider buying one for Christmas).

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Guest blogger The Jay Doctor mentioned it a few days ago, a movie based on acclaimed PS3 Game “The Last of Us” is in the works. “The Last of Us” grabbed many awards, and was nominated for “Game of the Year 2013″ in more than 15 famed events. IGN’s review of the game in particular, says “The Last of Us seamlessly intertwines satisfying, choice-based gameplay with a stellar narrative”.

For those of you who have played the game, you already know how close to a movie the experience feels like. If a game was to ever be made into a movie, The Last of Us would be the best choice.

So what could possibly go wrong with this?

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